Our goal is to connect good people with good food. We advertise sustainable food jobs and training opportunities to help jobseekers and employers find each other.
The Green House, 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9DA
Compensation: £18,085 gross for 3 days week (£30,141 FTE)
Paid Part-time Fixed term / contract
Gross Annual Salary: £18,085 gross for 3 days a week. This equates to £30,141 full-time equivalent. In addition, Sustain matches pension contributions up to 5% of gross salary.
Hours: 0.6 FTE / 3 days with a potential for more days subject to fundraising
Location: Role is office-based in Cambridge Heath, London. Initially remote in line with government Covid-19 guidelines. Travel within London is required, together with occasional travel outside London.
Position type: Fixed-term contract for one year with potential for extension subject to fundraising
Annual Leave: 12 days Basic Annual Leave (based on pro rata 0.6 FTE). This equates to 20 days on a full-time equivalent. Public holidays and office closures (pro rata) are on top of this. The Basic Annual Leave entitlement rises 2 days every year to a maximum limit of 25 days (pro rata).
Closing date: 12pm (midday) Thursday 3rd December 2020
Equal opportunities: Sustain is an equal opportunities employer. See our Equal Opportunities Policy.
Right to Work: Entitlement to work in the UK. You will need to hold the necessary rights/visa to work in the UK, Sustain is not able to assist with applications for work permits.
Other details: Cycle to Work scheme available on salary sacrifice basis
We actively and warmly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds, including from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds who are currently under-represented in our staff team. Read more about Sustain’s commitment to tackling racial injustice in the food system here: https://www.sustainweb.org/blogs/aug20-sustains-commitment-to-tackle-racial-injustice/
We are an alliance representing around 100 national public interest organisations and hundreds more working at international, national, regional and local level. Collectively we strive for better food and farming through advocating food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity.
We operate in collaboration with our membership to:
Sustain fulfils its aims is through running a multitude of different projects and campaigns to improve food and farming, with the help of our members and other supporters. They broadly fit under several themes to be set out in our new strategy due to be published in 2021, which (of course) overlap and include:
We pursue these through a combination of local and national action, with much success. Through our organisational plan we are also committed to improving the way we work and have set some targets for improving our communications and campaigning, increasing the diversity of our staff, trustees and supporter networks, building stronger connections with supporters and other people working for change, and upskilling our staff and the movement.
About this role
This is a new post focused on bringing together partners and wider stakeholders to explore the practical and policy challenges and opportunities for unlocking peri-urban land for agro-ecological food growing. The role will suit a creative, problem solver with an interest in both practical, opportunistic action as well as longer term policy change. They should be confident in liaising with council officers, farmers and growers, community groups, NGOs and working across project teams and have demonstrable experience in this area.
Specifically, the postholder will deliver our new Fringe Farming project (building on this briefing) to increase access to land for peri-urban farming, especially for horticultural production linked to values-led food trading and distribution. The focus of the workplan is to meet the objectives and targets agreed with the funder, but with scope (and probably need) for adaptations and changes to this plan as the project evolves.
The postholder will work fairly independently on this project but will have the support of our Farming Campaign Coordinator, Programmes Director as well as working with external funded partners. The role will sit within our Sustainable Farming team who work extensively on fair food supply chains and trading, agriculture policy and engagement with policy makers, and engage with other staff and teams, namely out our Capital Growth and Good to Grow urban agriculture networks and our Climate Change Coordinator. The person appointed should be able to build a genuine partnership with project partners (Shared Assets, Landworkers Alliance and three local partners) as well as engage other Sustain alliance members and allies, to build momentum around common themes and this area of work.
Tasks and responsibilities
The Officer will also:
The post holder will also undertake any other responsibilities in connection with the work that may arise from time to time.
This post is funded by Farming the Future, run by the A Team Foundation.
To apply for this position, please email firstname.lastname@example.org the following:
Application deadline is 12pm (midday) Thursday 3rd December 2020. Interviews for this position will take place virtually (via Zoom) on week commencing 14th December 2020. Ideally we would like the successful candidate to start in January 2021.
The Sustain alliance is a registered charity (no 1018643) and a company limited by guarantee, which is registered in England and Wales (no 02673194). Registered office: The Green House, 244 – 254 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9DA
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Sustain: The alliance for better food and farming advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity. We represent around 100 national public interest organisations working at international, national, regional and local level.